Ratibida columnifera forma pulcherrima

Ratibida columnifera forma pulcherrima

Mexican hat

Drought tolerant perennial; full sun. Red flowers bloom July to October. Occurs on open limestone soils along roadsides and prairies. Similar to the above species in form and adaptation, but this red type is found more frequently in the Southwest uplands.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
12 
- 24 
in.
Life Form: 
Perennial
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
Low - Moderate
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
27.50 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
737,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Red
Blooming Season: 
Summer
Fall